Honda Recalls 400K Vehicles Over Airbags

by William White | September 19, 2013 11:23 am

Honda Honda Recalls 400K Vehicles Over Airbags[1]Honda Motors (HMC[2]) is recalling 405,400[3] vehicles due to a glitch in the airbags.

Honda is recalling 342,000 Odyssey minivans from the model years 2003 and 2004 in the United States and Canada. The vehicle manufacturer is also recalling 63,400 2003 Acura MDXs in the United States, Canada, Japan and Australia. The glitch in the airbag system can cause the airbags to deploy due to electrical noise from other parts of the car. There have yet to be any crashes due to this glitch, but there have been several minor injuries reported. The company will install electrical signal filters in the recalled vehicles. The repairs from Honda will take about an hour to complete, reports Reuters.

318,000[4] of the 342,000 Odysseys and 56,000 of the 63,400 Acura MDXs being recalled are located in the United States.

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: http://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Honda.jpg
  2. HMC: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=HMC
  3. 405,400: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/09/19/us-honda-recall-idUSBRE98I04T20130919
  4. 318,000: http://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory/honda-recalls-odyssey-acura-mdx-airbag-defect-20302527

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